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Chester County Register of Wills

The Chester County Register of Wills principal duties include probating wills and accepting for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. If a person dies without a will, the Register, upon petition, will appoint an administrator of the estate. The Register, who's also the agent of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to collect inheritance tax, holds a quasi-judicial position and, if necessary, conducts hearings to determine who should be appointed as executor or administrator of an estate. As clerk of Orphans' Court, the office files and keeps custody of records for matters involving adoptions, guardianship and estate litigation. The office also issues all marriage licenses for the county. The Register of Wills serves a 4-year term.

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    Terri Clark
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    Michele Vaughn
    (Dem)

Campaign Phone (610) 696-1842
Qualifications -Instituted procedures to provide off site marriage license applications to non-ambulatory residents and military personnel who are suffering from PTSD. -Partnered with the Adminstrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) to implement a Guardianship Tracking System, a software system to track our elderly population to avoid physical and monetary abuse. -Implemented a process to digitize all files scanned images to make it easier for the public to access infomation in the Register's office. -West Chester Area School Director for 12 years, overseeing a $200m budget. -Special Education Paraprofessional providing personalized instruction for at risk children in the West Chester Area School District. - Past Foster parent to a special needs child.
Facebook https://www/facebook.com/clark4row/
Campaign Phone (484) 321-3058
Education Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. - MBA in Pharmaceutical Business.
Qualifications -Business Woman and Technology Leader. -Former East Whiteland Township Supervisor. -Strong Advocate for Children, Seniors, and the Disabled. -Committed to Protecting Chester County's Resources. -Dedicated to making government more accountable and accessible.
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MicheleVaughnForChesterCounty/
Twitter https://twitter.com/mvaughn125
Instagram https://michelevaughn.com/#